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ECP notifies victory of three PML-N candidates from Islamabad

01:26 PM | 23 Feb, 2024
ECP notifies victory of three PML-N candidates from Islamabad

ISLAMABAD – The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Friday the victory of three Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidates who secured wins in Islamabad’s three constituencies.

The triumphant PML-N candidates—Anjum Aqeel, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, and Raja Khurram Nawaz—were declared winners of NA-46, NA-47, and NA-48 respectively.

PTI had previously petitioned the Islamabad High Court (IHC), contesting the ECP’s notification. However, the court dismissed the petition, referring the matter back to the commission.

On Wednesday, the IHC, comprising Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb and Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir, ruled to suspend the victory notifications of the PML-N candidates until the ECP resolved the pending cases.

The decision followed the hearing of intra-court appeals (ICA) filed by PTI-backed candidates Barrister Shoaib Shaheen, Aamer Mughal, and Ali Bokhari.

ECP informed the court that the returning officer had been instructed to submit a report on the matter.

Today, after hearing the concerned parties, the Election Commission issued the notification.

The notification stated, “In compliance with the Islamabad High Court’s order dated 19-02-2024, an injunctive order was issued suspending the operation of Notification No F.2(5)/2024-Cord. dated 11-02-2024 of returned candidates of constituencies No NA-46 ICT-I, NA-47 ICT-II, and NA-48 ICT-III.”

It further mentioned, “The Hon’ble High Court has decided the petition vide order dated 21-02-2024 expressly subject to the final decision of the pending Election petitions.”

The notification concluded, “Therefore, the Notification dated 11-02-2024 under Section 98(1) of the Elections Act, 2017, suspended by the Hon’ble Court stands restored/revived retrospectively.”

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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